PokéDates is a new dating website dedicated to helping Pokémon GO players find their perfect match to hunt virtual pocket monsters together.
Signing up for a PokéDates account requires daters to provide their personal interests and what they are looking for in potential prospects. Three photos, along with a valid email address and telephone number, are also required.
Of course, PokéDates is not a free dating service. “Once you and your match confirm a proposed fixup, you pay the $20 fixup fee,” reads an FAQ answer on its website. “If you do not get a confirmed fixup, you will not be charged.”
A portion of PokéDates’ pitch, however, is inaccurate and misleading. “To play, you have to leave your home, go out and about and roam this world of ours. You literally cannot play without moving.” As many Pokémon GO fans already know, an in-game item called Incense allows players to catch Pokémon without moving an inch.
In the meantime, it’s important to remember that people are taking advantage of Pokémon GO to lure oblivious players into life-threatening situations, such as armed robbery. If Nintendo News learns of any success stories, we will be sure to let you know.
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